Atlanta Motor Speedway Opens For Irma Evacuees

The Atlanta Motor Speedway is opening up its camping facilities to evacuees seeking temporary refuge from Hurricane Irma.

Speedway President Ed Clark said they were proud to be able to assist fleeing residents. The Speedway opened yesterday and RV's were already lining up across the fields. The facility is equipped to handle thousands of campers during its annual NASCAR weekend and offers facilities with showers, restrooms and other utilities.

Speedway officials say the stay is free of charge and want it to be "one less worry" for evacuees. The grounds will remain open through Sunday. Scheduled racing will go on as planned.

Source: WSB

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